Many believed Chávez would lead the world from capitalism to socialism, but an over-reliance on oil has seen his leftist vision disintegrate.
A Colombian funeral director had to buy back his customised Lincoln after a Venezuelan slip-up.
No convincing left-wing intellectual model exists to substantiate the aspirations and claims of a "developmental state", says one M&G reader.
The M&G spoke to Juan Mejia, spokesperson for the party at the forefront of the biggest anti-government protests in Venezuela in a decade.
Security forces and protesters have fought around Venezuela, with scores injured and arrested since violence broke out just over a week ago.
As Julius Malema's beret gains in popularity locally, Percy Zvomuya takes a look at the political significance of different headgear.
One of the daughters of Venezuela's late president Hugo Chávez received the Simon Bolivar National Award for Journalism on behalf of her father.
Hundreds of protesters have clashed with police in Venezuela's capital as the government has rejected opposition demands for a vote recount.
Venezuela's acting president Nicolas Maduro has been declared the winner of the election by a 50.66% win, attributing his victory to Hugo Chávez.
Venezuelans will decide whether to honour Hugo Chavez's wish for a loyalist to continue his hardline socialism or hand power to a young challenger.
Venezuelans have taken to the streets at a funeral parade for Hugo Chavez amid protests that the government was exploiting his death to win election.
The local left may long for its own revolutionary, but, in practice, it doesn’t know what it wants, writes Richard Calland.
Presidential candidates Nicolas Maduro and Henrique Capriles have begun Venezuela's election race with critical personal attacks.
Venezuela's opposition leader Henrique Capriles has launched what many consider a doomed candidacy to replace Hugo Chávez.
Venezuela gave late leader Hugo Chavez a lavish farewell that brought some of the world's most notorious strongmen to tears.
Sean Penn, Michael Moore and Oliver Stone have paid tribute to Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, who died after a long battle with cancer.
An obituary to Venezuela's Hugo Chávez. (1954 to 2013)
Drawn from the ruling party or not, Hugo Chávez’s successor will have to face the fallout of socialist revolution.